Neurology and Neurosurgery Services

Stephen Munich, MD, in the operating room

Neurology and Neurosurgery Services

RUSH neurologists and neurosurgeons are driven to find safer, more effective ways to treat conditions of the brain, spine and nerves.

RUSH neurologists and neurosurgeons are driven to find safer, more effective ways to treat conditions of the brain, spine and nerves.

The RUSH Approach to Neurosciences

We understand that issues that affect your brain, spine and nerves have a profound effect on your quality of life.

That's why RUSH neurologists and neurosurgeons are driven to find safer and more effective ways to treat these conditions.

And although we're constantly researching new ways to treat neurologic conditions in the future, we never lose sight of the fact that you need care today. For many of our services, we can meet with patients within one to two weeks — or find you a provider at another RUSH location who can.

Our Areas of Care

Brain Surgery Services

Surgery for full range of neurological conditions, including epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and brain tumors.

Brain Tumor Care

Treatment for all types of brain cancer, including glioma, glioblastoma and other brain tumors.


Concussion Care

Treatment of concussion and traumatic brain injury, or TBI.

Dementia Care

Diagnosis for memory loss and all types of dementia, including Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


Epilepsy Care

Medical treatment and surgery for seizures and epilepsy, including LITT and vagus nerve stimulation.

General Neurology Services

Diagnosis and treatment of full range of neurological conditions. 

Huntington's Disease Care

Treatment for Huntington's disease, including genetic testing and counseling.

Multiple Sclerosis Care

Treatment for all types of multiple sclerosis (MS), including relapsing-remitting MS and primary progressive MS.

Neurocritical Care Services

In-hospital care for emergencies such as stroke, brain infection or brain injury.

Neuroinfectious Disease Care

Treatment for infections of the brain, spine and nerves, including from progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and HIV associated neurocognitive disorder. 

Neuromuscular Disease Care

Treatment for ALS, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, neuropathy and other neuromuscular diseases. 

Neuro-Ophthalmology Services

Treatment for issues that affect your eyes, including optic neuritis, because of other neurological conditions.

Neurosurgery Services

Planned and emergency surgical treatments for even the most rare or complex brain, spine and nerve conditions.

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Care

Treatment for Parkinson's disease, dystonia, Tourette syndrome and other movement disorders. 

Pituitary Tumor Surgery Services

Treatments for pituitary tumors, including minimally invasive procedures.

Skull Base Surgery Services

Surgery for tumors at the base of your skull, such as acoustic neuroma or sinus cancer. 

Spine and Back Care

Medical, rehab and spine surgery services for neck and back pain, scoliosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis and more.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Surgery Services

Treatment for stroke, TIA, brain aneurysm, AVM and other cerebrovascular diseases. 

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RUSH Excellence in Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Neurosciences experience and expertise: RUSH neurologists and neurosurgeons meet with thousands of patients a year; this high volume experience means there are very few neuroscience conditions they haven't diagnosed and treated before. They bring that expertise to your treatment — drawing on what they have seen work well in similar situations.
  • Personalized care for you: RUSH neurology and neurosurgeon providers tailor your treatment to your needs. They know that neurologic conditions can significantly affect your ability to live your life the way you want, so they listen to you to understand your needs and goals. In this way, they can find a solution that will be the best fit for you medically, as well as personally.
  • General neurologists across multiple locations: General neurologists will typically be your first point of contact for neurology care within the RUSH System. Often, this level of care will be appropriate for your condition, such as for migraine, neuropathy, concussion and ongoing dementia care. That's why RUSH has general neurologists at multiple locations in Chicago, Oak Park and Aurora/Fox Valley.
  • Subspecialty focus: You may benefit from care by a team that focuses on one condition or group of conditions (known as subspecialists) if your condition is advanced or difficult to treat. RUSH makes it easier to see subspecialists with locations across Chicago and the western suburbs, plus telemedicine (virtual) visits. For example, we have movement disorders specialists in Chicago, Oak Park, Oak Brook and Aurora/Fox Valley. And, we have epilepsy and neuromuscular specialists in Chicago and Oak Brook.
  • Recognized for excellence in spine surgery: RUSH University Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. This designation recognizes RUSH’s commitment to high-quality care, patient safety and providing the best possible outcomes for our spine surgery patients. It also reflects our expertise with cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, which contributes to fewer complications and readmissions compared to other facilities.  
  • Investing in your safety: We always look for new ways to make your care as safe as possible. As one example, RUSH University Medical Center is the first in Chicago to use a robotic system during diagnostic cerebral angiograms. This new system gives neurosurgeons greater visibility within the brain and allows them to more precisely position stents when they are needed—all of which translates to greater safety for you.  

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Our neurologists and neurosurgeons can confirm your diagnosis and point you to potential new treatment options.

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Clinical Trials

We have a wide range of active clinical trials in Neurology and Neurosurgery.

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Neurosurgeon Stephan Munich, MD

I think one of the most important things is not only understanding when to operate, but when not to operate. Patients are quite relieved when we can even recommend just 'keeping an eye on this, watching this over time.'

Stephan Munich, MD, Neurosurgeon

Neurology and Neurosurgery Services Centers

Neurology and Neurosurgery Services in Chicago

RUSH University Medical Center is ranked among the best in the U.S. for neurosciences. We offer subspecialty care for the full range of neurological conditions.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Services in Oak Park and Oak Brook

RUSH Oak Park Hospital and RUSH Oak Brook offer high-quality neurological care in the western suburbs with the convenience of staying close to home.

Neurology and Neurosurgery Services in Aurora/Fox Valley

RUSH neurologists and neurosurgeons at RUSH Copley Medical Center provide academic health system-level care close to home.

Rush care, on-demand

RUSH appointments from home

We are here for your health care needs – in whatever way you prefer to receive care at this time. RUSH’s telemedicine options allow you to get the care you need from our primary and specialty care providers. During a scheduled video visit, you will have a one-on-one video chat with your provider. Call us at (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to get started.

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